Sunday, July 19, 2009

Fun-filled Family Week!!!

Home, sweet, home! I got back from Lexington on Sunday and Jeremy got back from his mission trip to the Dominican Republic with the high school youth group on Tuesday. He had an amazing experience that I know he won't forget. I was very sad I couldn't go along. If you are interested in seeing pictures/videos/blogs about their trip then click here to see.

Addie has been a BIG mama's girl this week, rightfully so. She wants me to hold her a lot or read to her or put her to bed. I haven't had to work as much this week because of the month I just had so Addie and I had lots of fun together and once Jeremy was here we had a great time as a family. It is soooo nice to be a family at home together again! See the highlights below.

And this is why it was so hard to be away from her for so long! Look at that sweet smile! :)

Addie holds a phone up to her ear ALL THE TIME! It is so funny to see her walking and talking on the phone. She always closes the phone and says "bye". I know her parents are social butterflies, but I didn't think we were that bad. :)

Running from Sadie right after bath time

We went to the park and played on the playground and chased the ducks.

Taking a stroll in the park. It is crazy to look at this photo because Jeremy and I walked down this same sidewalk almost five years ago on our wedding day. We have pictures of it.

We picked up Jeremy from the airport on Tuesday. Addie was so excited to see her dad and I think he was very excited to see us both!

She was also excited to see "Aunt" Leigh back in the U.S.

Addie has never let me put bows or anything in her hair. The other day she wanted me to put some headbands on that are really too small for her. She made me put both of them on her at once. Silly goose!

This was her idea of helping me unpack.

We went to the pool with Leigh and Chad. I'll share more pictures soon from Chad's camera. Addie was more interested in playing with the bucket then getting in the pool.

A woman recently said to me, "She is too little to be walking" just because she is so petite although she is almost 17 months. I don't think I ever blogged about her 15 month appt. Goes to show we've been busy. She was 20.8 lbs (10%) and 30 1/2 inches (50%). She's still our little peanut.

She is fascinated with putting things over her head and around her neck. This is my swimsuit bottom and look...another picture with a phone!

We went to our church's Farmer's Market on Sat. morning. It is the biggest in the city now and it is awesome! I had to get a picture of Addison in her cute overalls that finally fit. A friend of ours at church made them for her right after she was born. (Addie has recently cut four molars so she constantly has her fingers in her mouth.)

Honey (Jeremy's mom) and Papaw Randy got her a wagon for her birthday, but it took a long time to get in. She loves it. Here she is talking on the phone and eating a snack. Oh, the life of a toddler!

We went over to Anthony and Jenny's on Saturday night since we hadn't seen them in a long time. Jeremy cooked up a Dominican style meal and it was delicious. Addie went to town on the rice and beans. Can you tell?

Hugging on her cousin Layton

Addie loves her Uncle Anthony

I said earlier that Addie likes to put things over head and you probably have seen a similar picture like this before. I was doing laundry today and I looked over to see this. Addie had managed to put 5 pairs of my underwear and 1 pair of Jeremy's boxers over her head and was walking around. We were cracking up! I don't know if this is a Freudian thing that will come up later in life or not. :)

Now that she is walking Addie absolutely LOVES to be outside and this weekend was the perfect weather for it! It felt like fall! She cries when we bring her inside. I think she is getting more frustrated that she can't communicate with us. She tries but we don't understand her toddler talk. My mom said when she watched her last week, "She sure does talk a lot, but I don't quite understand her what she is saying." I'm sure one day soon we will. She had a wonderful week with my mom and was spoiled rotten!

Whew, that was long and I didn't even get pictures of her eating ice cream with Aunt Leigh or our visit to Jeremy's work for lunch. As you can see we have had a fun-filled week making memories as a family! Have a great week!


The Sabelhaus Boys said...

so glad you guys are home together again! Love ya!

BandBbaby said...

So good to see you home! Glad you got to have fun with the "peanut". So good to see Daddy Anthony; that is the first pic I have seen with him and Layton...fits him well! See ya soon.

Nick and Jenn said...

So cute! She is just so precious! Glad you are all home safe and sound. I can totally relate to the "peanut" category. I love the phone pictures. Hope this week is calm at work too!

Whitney and Jake said...

The one with the undies over her head is pretty hysterical! Looks like you are having fun with your sweet girl! LOVE her curls!

Ashley said...

Oh she is TOO CUTE! I am so glad you are finally back home with her and Jeremy:-) Hope to see you guys, Ash:-D